The Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) Pirate and Lady Pirate powerlifting teams competed in the West Oso Invitational Saturday, Feb. 18 at West Oso Junior High School.
Both teams placed third overall with an incomplete crew among seven competing schools.
RFHS had nine more lifters qualify for the region meet.
Adrian Estrada, Jonas Olivarez, Gabby Rodriguez, Katie Garcia, Ava Moreno, Audrey Chupe, Noble Chapman, Sophia Byrom, and Lexani Ramirez join Sumer Garcia, Cheyenne Martinez, and Stehle Snyder to make up 12 region qualifiers so far.
The Pirates will have one more meet over the weekend to finalize region placements.
The following Pirates finished in the top three of their respective weight class in West Oso (Results for the boys are incomplete due to an error with the Texas High School Powerlifting Associations website):
In the 149-lb weight class, Traey Alvarado placed third.
In the 198-lb weight class, Sean Howell placed third.
In the 220-lb weight class, Adrian Estrada placed first.
In the 275-lb weight class, Colton Kalhoefer placed third.
In the 308-lb weight class, Jonas Olivarez placed second.
The following Lady Pirates finished in the top three of their respective weight class in West Oso:
In the 123-lb weight class, Katie Garcia placed first, lifting a total of 685 lbs. Audrey Chupe placed second and Noble Chapman placed third.
In the 132-lb weight class, Lexani Ramirez placed third, lifting a total of 620 lbs.
In the 165-lb weight class, Ava Moreno placed second, lifting a total of 795 lbs.
The Lady Pirates will compete next at the region meet from March 2-4 at the Bert Ogden Arena in Edinburg.
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